SM - T " Torture"

Squeaky back brake? Hard to control at 30mph/40kph?
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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by drewsninja » Fri May 19, 2017 8:30 pm

done northern island last weekend tourtecs air cushion improved my ride done two 230 mile days in saddle was in pain on returning home much better than standard saddle width of seat I think is the issue with smt it will do for long rides

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by Thirdway » Fri May 19, 2017 8:48 pm

I did 400 miles first day about 200 the next two days and just over 300 miles back home. I shuffled about a bit, but once I lifted the pressure for a few seconds the seat felt comfortable again. Happy with that. I reckon I could do serious distance without much pain.

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by drewsninja » Fri May 19, 2017 8:50 pm

that's good was the seat done at saddlecraft South shields

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by Thirdway » Sat May 20, 2017 9:50 am

drewsninja wrote:that's good was the seat done at saddlecraft South shields

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Yes £110 and 3 day turn around.

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by CatDaddysBBQ » Fri May 26, 2017 4:31 pm

I just did my first proper trip this past week on my SMT (with stock seat) and 2000 miles later, it wasn't that bad at all. I always feel it more on straight motorways more than back roads, so those were the days that I felt more discomfort. But honestly, I am shocked how comfortable it is out of the box. I'd like a bit wider of a seat, but honestly it's pretty decent.

This is coming from somebody who has toured on a honda firestorm/superhawk for the past 7 years though, so take this with a grain of salt.

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by Magic Wand » Sat May 27, 2017 7:08 pm

"CatDaddysBBQ"

Yes, I do experience the same as you do; on small winding roads the seat is quite comfortable, but on highways it really is a pain in (or at) the butt...
When "moving around" the butt on the seat at small roads, the blood gets circulated, but at highways it is just still, some times for hours. It isn´t strange that we experience the seat the way we do.

/M

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by adcolor » Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:48 am

I put the comfort seat on (good deal). Better. My wife doesn;t ride often or far on this bike.

My old Triumph TBS had the worst stock seat. 100 miles to pain and loathing. Had a seat made, still wrong. Had it fixed -- ahh. Then I realized it was too low (I didn't ride the old one long enough to realize my knees were sore). Lesson? Really try to determine the whole picture first to minimize the follow on efforts. A friend rode with varying layers of bath towels until he got his ride height correct, then proceeded to order a seat.

I have also found that adjusting the bars (the clamps risers are reversible) can have a positive affect. I even put bar backs on mine. I usually ride forward (flat track style) for control. And sometimes just to move around. Do you ride with the balls of your feet on the pegs? Have you tried removing the rubber part and riding that way to see if that changes things? IIRC, someone makes a peg that mounts higher or lower than stock. One could likely make a peg block to raise your boots easy enough (not sure how much room there is to move the shifter).
Mods: arrow exhaust, 2nd flies removed, plugged air injection caps, JC30-80 air filter, 44T sprocket, 80w high beam, short levers, weighted bar ends, Rox risers, remapped ecu, heated grips, horn, radiator screen, crash bar, skid plate, backrest.

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by badvinny » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:27 pm

Hated my SMT seat, and then my SMR seat, then I flipped the bar brackets to the rearward position, waaay better!

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Re: SM - T " Torture"

Post by badvinny » Sat Jun 03, 2017 8:28 pm

Next I am going to cut my seat for a bubba hump (mx style) I have done this on my EXC and it works great.

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